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Old 11-21-2007, 01:50 AM
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convince me to buy this... lol

SO I went out and looked around tonight, was just bored...

Out at some car lot in the wholesale section was an old 79 f-150, I had the chance to buy a 77 before, but bought my 95 instead...

Its nothing spectacular, yet... The body actually looks pretty solid, which for Iowa is impressive, and looks like it was repainted by Earl Shieb not too long ago, but not in that bad of a way... I'd probably redo the interior, looks like it needs sound proofing, and a comfyer bench seat... The interior does feature a sun roof, which I have never seen in a pickup before...

The place was closed, cause it was about midnight... But still, it sounds cool... I think I'll go back tomorow and have a closer look, hopefully the thing runs, and they don't want too much more than 500 bucks for it....
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:17 AM
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DO NOT buy a truck that old at a used car dealership I made that mistake once biggest POS ever.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:45 AM
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Go for it. For $500 or so you have nothing to loose. Any older vehiucles is going to need some work whether you buy it from a wholesaler, used car lot, shady guy on the side of the road, or a respectible car builder.
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Well if it looks like the paint is new my gess is that its full of putty, Take a magnet with you and go over it real well.
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DO NOT buy a truck that old at a used car dealership I made that mistake once biggest POS ever.
Buying a 1979 of anything being dealer or used car lot doesnt really matter if its a POS depending on when it changes from a ok to a POS the persons opinion. So really its just like buying from a private seller for this old of a vehicle. The older vehicles can be fixed quicker since the amount of parts are lower and simplicity of construction is there.

I would buy it. 1979 model is one of the last good body styles in my opinion. I had a 1976 I wish i still had.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:41 PM
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Actually even if it had rust on the body I wouldnt care, I would buy it anyways. I love that body style!
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:53 PM
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Well I went and looked, it does look nice... Its got dual exhaust, it sounded great, though the cab would still need insulating... The motor looks all stock, and might need a little work, kinda dusty...

The only problem is the dealer wants $2990 for it. Holy hell. Thats just a little too much for me, maybe I'd give him $900 for it, but nothing more...

Damn.... Maybe next time...

Anybody got an old truck laying around in their backyard I might want to buy? lol
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:29 PM
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Well I went and looked, it does look nice... Its got dual exhaust, it sounded great, though the cab would still need insulating... The motor looks all stock, and might need a little work, kinda dusty...

The only problem is the dealer wants $2990 for it. Holy hell. Thats just a little too much for me, maybe I'd give him $900 for it, but nothing more...

Damn.... Maybe next time...

Anybody got an old truck laying around in their backyard I might want to buy? lol
2990? Is that guy somoking crack? We bought my dad's 93 for $3500
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2990? Is that guy somoking crack? We bought my dad's 93 for $3500
Yeah, I wondered that too just a little... He also had a 96 f150 Eddie Bauer edition for 8,000... Seemed a little ridiculous to me too...
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Yeah, I wondered that too just a little... He also had a 96 f150 Eddie Bauer edition for 8,000... Seemed a little ridiculous to me too...
Where you at in Iowa? I'm In the quad cites area, if you're anywhere near I could tell ya where I've seen countless old fords sitting around for sale.

I've been thinking about picking up another one, people are pawning them off pretty cheap due to the high gas prices.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:17 AM
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You want four trucks, Mat? My garage isin't quite big enough for that, lol...

But yes, I am near the Quad Cities area, Cedar Rapids, to be exact... I've seen a few, ideally I'd like to find a 60's or late 50's truck.... Still looking though...
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Good luck on your hunt. Wish I could afford to own a big, older truck.....
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Good luck on your hunt. Wish I could afford to own a big, older truck.....
You bring up a good point, how cheap is it to insure an old truck?
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They are poretty chepa to insure if you can register them as a antique. I looked into that when I was going to buy a 1978 Trans Am. For a car worth $20K, that I could drive up to 10K miles a year, it was only $145 a year I think. Something really low like that. My daily driver insuarance is $1378 a year. It was $2500 upto about a month ago.
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